London: Harrison & Sons, 1879. 1st Edition. First edition, full volume of a large supplemental publication by the Royal Society presenting, just as the title imparts: An Account of the Petrological, Botanical, and Zoological Collections Made in Kerguelen's Land and Rodriguez during the Transit of Venus Expeditions. The volume houses papers by a plethora of specialists within their fields, with the papers being specific to each island. Most notably, the volume includes five papers by the renowned Albert Gunther of the British Museum (2 papers on reptiles, 2 on fishes, 1 on birds – each illustrated.) All of the volume’s papers are accompanied by at least one plate, in some instances more. In total, there are 55 plates. Item #1334
DETAILS: Complete Parts I & II. Quarto. 909pp. Full index. 71 plates. Ex-libris with a small stamp on the title page; no other markings inside or out. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled with gilt-tooled fleur de lis. Red and black, gilt-lettered spine labels. Tightly bound. New endpapers. Two small professional repairs to the title and half-title. Fine condition in every way.